Supporting creative work by women
Good Read: Look back at some of the top 2016 stories in entertainment about women artists, courtesy of The Daily Beast. Issa Rae, Sarah Paulson, Ava DuVernay, Samantha Bee, Beyoncé and more.
ICYMI: A reflection on 2016 and the fight for gender parity in theater via the Los Angeles Times.
Listen: Playwright Sarah DeLappe and performer Sarah Mezzanotte speak to Leonard Lopate about The Wolves, which is currently enjoying its second successful production in New York City. 15 Minutes. Listen HERE.
Honors: Hidden Figures (pictured above), the upcoming biopic film about African American women scientists in the US space program, was mentioned in the last WBW Brief. The film just picked up the top prize from The Women Film Critics Circle. Via UPI.
Opportunity: The Leah Ryan’s Fund for Emerging Women Writers is accepting applications for its 2017 prize through January 9, 2017. If you’re a playwright and/or have a full-length piece written for the stage, check out the guidelines HERE.